Letter from the Outgoing Actives President

12235800944_8bcdf683b8_oCongratulations to our recently graduated Actives Class and welcome to our newest members! Last year provided me with an amazing experience to meet and work with some of the women that I admire most at Stanford. Through Cap and Gown, I established relationships that will last a lifetime. As the next group of young women joins the organization, I look forward to having the opportunity to foster relationships with these new members of the Cap and Gown family. Our new actives board includes three wonderful women, Laurie Rumker, Eleanor Walker, and Rachel Waltman. I am proud to pass the torch on to a set of women leaders that truly embodies the spirit of Cap and Gown.

This past year was an incredible time for Cap and Gown. Tapping Tea, Women’s Winter Welcome, and Spring Brunch provided the Cap and Gown community an amazing opportunity to network with other Stanford women leaders and learn from each others’ experiences. Hearing Carroll Estes, Sharon Long, Miriam Rivera, Heidi Roizen, and Pam Matson share their stories at these events was truly inspirational and reminded me of how the women in the Cap and Gown community create a major impact both in our immediate community and in the world at large.

I was truly honored to serve as Actives President this past year in Cap and Gown. Many thanks to the previous Actives Board, Hannah Belitz, Kristen Glass, and Jacquelyn Wong, for acting as amazing mentors throughout the 2013-2014 school year. I would like to give a huge thank you to Andrea Hinton and Veronica Polin for being the two best colleagues I could have asked for on the Cap and Gown Actives Board team. Thank you for all of the work you put in to help design the Cap and Gown application process, recruit a large pool of applicants, and execute events throughout the past year. In addition, thank you to the Alumnae Board, who provided incredibly valuable guidance and support. Finally, I would like to thank the members that joined our organization during the past year. I truly appreciated the Cap and Gown honorary members for sharing their inspirational stories at our events. The active members and my graduating Cap and Gown class were wonderful representatives of the organization, serving as leaders both in the organization and on campus. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a member of the community of amazing Cap and Gown women and look forward to staying connected for many years to come!

Stephanie Glass, ‘14